Today, Jan. 2, 2013, The Voice of Russia has reported, Russia to use more drones. Russian airborne forces Colonel Alexander Kucherenko has told journalists Russia is planning to use more drones. Kucherenko has said at first drones will be used mainly for reconnaissance, but there are further plans to use drones that would be able to deliver strikes against enemy objects.
Russia’s Ministry for Emergency Situations is planning to use more new unmanned air vehicles for reconnaissance in zones where there are emergency situations. The radius of vision of these drones is about 20 kms. Photographs which are made by drones from the height of 250 meters are clear enough to distinguish even small details.
Sarah Carlson has reported on Jan. 1, 2013, for The International, Drones: More Than Mechanized Warfare. While UAVs are used for defensive and investigative purposes, nonmilitary drone usage has offered various technological opportunities. Meanwhile, the United States Air Force has been implementing the increased use of UAV’s in tandem with a decrease of troops as part of its military missions in Afghanistan and the surrounding region.